Theo Coles is one of NZ’s great winemaking talents and a forward thinker in their cosmos of natural wines. This sauvignon blanc sees some gentle but extended skin contact, sourced from two very organic vineyards in the bucolic South Island wine region of North Canterbury. The wine is refreshing, tightly wound, chalky and intense. Citrusy, saline-minerally, shot through with bay leaf, white pepper and green mango. Lovely, easy drinking, pretty and yet delivering a little extra x-factor by leaning into orange wine territory.